Notable Trees in Fovant

Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

Although commonly known as Mountain Ash, these trees are not related to Ash and are not threatened by the disease, Ash Dieback.

Joseph Rock's Rowan - Sorbus 'Joseph Rock'
(Click on grid reference to find exact position)
Photographed on 20 October 2010.

Millennium Plan

The tree below is one of 21 trees planted in Fovant to celebrate the Millennium in the year 2000. It is one of two Rowans planted alongside the hedge in the garden of Weatheroak on the Tisbury Road out of the village. The idea was that they should be planted close to public access so that they could be seen and enjoyed. Rowan trees were also planted along the A30 (Salisbury - Shaftesbury) Road and were chosen specifically because they would be recognised by most motorists as being 'street trees' and it was hoped that they would act as an attractive reminder to road users that they are in a speed restricted area!

Two more were planted in the field adjacent to the hedgerow on the Dinton Road.

Three Rowans were planted in Clays Orchard as shown below "to give pleasure to those who, although not as mobile as they would like to be, would enjoy both the display and visiting wildlife".

Two of these Rowans have since died and been removed. It is thought that damage may have been caused to one by mowing too close to the trunk and the other was waterlogged. Two trees have been planted in slightly different positions to replace them - a Field Maple to celebrate the wedding of William and Kate in 2011 and an Acer griseum to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in November 2012.